Volunteer with “Little Dress for Africa”

sDo you have a passion for Fashion? Do you want to participate in a meaningful service opportunity?

Be a part of  THE BIG DINNER

The Big Dinner will raise money to help transform 12 villages in Africa and transform thousands of lives. The support will help provide these villages with: clean water, a primary school education, a community center, and ultimately improve lives!

The Little Dress for Africa, in collaboration with the Gwen Beloti Collection, is looking for volunteers to assist with prep work the day before the event and also assistance the day of.

Event Dates: Friday November 11th: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday November 12th 4:30pm to 6:30pm, 6:30pm to 11:00pm
(Location NYFA 20 Jay St. Brooklyn, Ny)

Volunteers who work the during the event will be provided a free meal.

INTERESTED?
Visit C-102 for More Information

 

Hunger is NOT a Game

Every night, many students go to sleep deprived of food. This holiday season HELP Single Stop, the Service Learning Program and COPE provide food to those in need!! Stop by C-102 to sign up to participate today!

How can you get involved?

  • You can table in the breezeway and encourage others to donate and also help collect nonperishable food items from our campus community
    • Collect nonperishable items from your communities
    • Donate nonperishable food items
    • Bring donated items to C-102

 When can you help?

  • Students can table from November 7 to December 16th
  • Donations can be delivered to C-102 Mondays – Fridays 10am – 4pm

Dates                                                    Time: 11am – 2pm

  • food-drive-flyer_fall2016-portraitWednesday, November 9th
  • Thursday, November 10th (C-102 Table)
  • Tuesday, November 15th
  • Wednesday, November 16th
  • Tuesday, November 22nd
  • Wednesday, November 23rd
  • Wednesday, November 30th
  • Thursday, December 1st
  • Tuesday, December 6th (C-102 Table)
  • Wednesday, December 7th
  • Wednesday, December 14th
  • Thursday, December 15th

We wear PINK in October

Finally, it’s October. The month of specialty pumpkin beverages. The month where you can let your imagination run wild, as you create your Halloween costume. BUT, did you know that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wear PINK! We wear pink to remember those we have lost to breast cancer. We wear pink to increase awareness. We wear pink to raise funds for research.

This October, the Service Learning Program wants to encourage you to honor, support, and raise awareness for Breast Cancer by wearing PINK.

Show your support by wearing pink, post a picture on your social media and hashtag #SLKCCpinktober

Follow @kccservice on twitter2

 

 

 

Ready…Set…Service Learn!!!

The summer semester is coming to an end! So now is the time to:

  • Get Ready!
  • Get Up!
  • Get Excited for new opportunities with the Service Learning Program!!

Here is what you have to do:

  • Visit – C102 to find out what’s going on and to sign up for new opportunities
  • Pass by our table in the C-cluster for flyers of our events
  • Follow us on our social media sites

 

So you’ve done all of these steps and you still haven’t found a project that you are interested in?

EASY!!!

  • Work one on one with a Service Learning Team member to create or find a project that caters to your specific interest and needs!

Become a Computer Educator

Are you interested in helping other students?

The Computer Literacy program is an excellent opportunity for students looking to build their resume and strengthen their interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.  It’s open to all majors and may be especially beneficial to students in majors such as Educational Studies, Business Administration, Speech Communications, Mental Health & Human Services, and Community Health.

Are you able to FULLY commit to teaching 6 mandatory sessions?

If so, click the link below to begin the application process.

http://tiny.cc/CLeducatorapply.

 

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How to Communicate with a Community Partner

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So you have finally found the organization you want to work with. But you are a little nervous about you you should approach the community partner… OR … maybe you are unsure about HOW or WHAT to say to the CP..

 

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Hmmmm what are you to do?

 

 

Well DON’T worry. The Service Learning Team has got your back! We’ve put together a sample script to get your started.

 

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Sample Script

“Hi my name is ______________ and I am calling from Kingsborough Community College. May I please speak with (site contact person name) regarding participation in your agency as a service-learning student?”

Once the site person is on the phone

“Hi my name is ______________ and I am a student from Kingsborough Community College student who is interested in participating as a service-learner with your agency. I am taking a  _________ course and my instructor requires ______ hours to  complete my service-learning requirements.

I am available during (provide your dates and times). Do you have any available programs that can correlate with my schedule?

Is there a required orientation or training I will need to attend?  Am I required to complete any medical forms, background checks? Does your program require me to complete specific hours?

Thank you for your time and consideration.”

 If you would like help contacting an agency, Stop by our office!

Service Learning is…

We asked a few students to share their thoughts about Service Learning and here is what they came up with!!

Service Learning is…

“a great way to get involved!”

” a great way to engage with the society!”

“a different way to participate in group                              activities!”

“a teaching & learning experience”

“an opportunity that allows you to share what                  you’ve learned with others!”

 

 

What does it Take?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to have a meaningful service learning experience? Our team has put together a few easy TIPS to help!

TIPS

Tip # 1: Have an Idea- it is a lot easier for our team to place you in the best site if you know where you want to go or what you want to do

Tip #2: Smile (it goes a long way) – Thinking positive and being enthusiastic during your service learning experience can open many doors

Tip #3: Work Hard – One of the main purposes of Service Learning is to gain practical experience that complements your class room experience. So it is important to work hard and learn

Tip #4:Make (Professional) Friends- Building your professional networks during your experience is also very important!  Don’t forget to ask for a reference once your project is done!

 

A New Perspective on Life

JASpring5_2016After participating in the service learning Junior Achievement Program, I’ve gained a new perspective on life preparation. I’m sure the program was created and intended to change ones view on teaching, however; I have been greatly impacted, realizing the need to prepare children no matter how young for a fiscally responsible life. Life lesson taught in the classroom is an impacting idea for the students and for those participating.

Many adults looking back on childhood first complaint may be, school did not teach me anything valuable to apply to my day to day adult life. The JA program debunks that statement, I could only wish more schools can implement such a program into their curriculum. Learning something as fundamental as finances and not just the business jargon but how to save, spend, what should be bought or not, as trivial as those may seem to a child where money isn’t their greatest assets, the idea of learning what to do with money, that young will benefit them way into adulthood.

The JA experience opened by eyes to the complete benefits of ‘Life Lessons’ such as monetary responsibility being taught to children. I am not a parent, but I know for a fact that because of my experience, I will be sure to make a point of expressing the complexities of money and its purpose to my child way sooner than I probably would have before. A well rounded adult, usually has their finances together and how great to have learnt to do that, all the way back in Pre-K.

 

By Lee-Ann Graham